Governor Cuomo confirms that the US Attorney, Preet Bharara, sent a warning letter to the lawyer representing the now disbanded Moreland Act Commission on ethics, as first reported in the New York Times. In it, the paper says, Bharara threatened to investigate the governor’s aides and maybe even Cuomo himself for “possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since potentially damaging news came out about his staff’s tampering with an ethics probe, tried to change the subject by talking about economic development. But the story continues to dog the governor.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno's second trial, Preet Bharara's next move after Governor Andrew Cuomo's sudden shutdown of the Moreland Commission, and WAMC's Locked Box.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock talks about just what the WAMC Locked Box is, Preet Bharara's subpoena, and Westchester County Democrats who want to boot Rob Astorino from his executive position due to his current campaign for governor.
Published reports in the New York Post and New York Daily News say US Attorney Preet Bharara has subpoenaed records from a state ethics panel created by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature.
Once again, New Yorkers have had to hope that federal prosecutors can clean up Albany. When Governor Cuomo unceremoniously pulled the plug on the Moreland Act Commission Investigating Public Corruption as part of a deal with legislative leaders in exchange for weak ethics reforms, even the most optimistic New Yorkers were left depressed.
WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about Democrats threatening to abandon President Obama on health provisions, how the merger of American Airlines and US Airways may effect consumers and what Preet Bharara plans to do about bullying in the Pine Bush school district in upstate New York.